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Causes: Adult & Child Matching Programs, Children & Youth, Foster Care, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: A nurturing home for every orphaned child, an opportunity for higher education for every girl and for every adult, the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society.

Results: Since inception, with the help of many passionate people like you we were able to impact and empower: 540 children in 13 Udayan Ghars across Delhi, NCR, Kurukshetra and Jaipur 4400 Shalinis through Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme 10,000 women, children and youth through Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centers Also till date we were successfully able to make 80 pairs of Big Friends with Little Friends INTERNING/VOLUNTEERING: WHAT IS IT ABOUT? As an intern, you will have the chance to apply what you have studied by working at the office, having an impact on the structure of the NGO. Psychology, economics, statistics, IT, languages…no matter what is your background, your skills will be needed! As a volunteer you will spend your time with the kids (for international volunteers, criminal background check by your local police is compulsory!), organizing activities, teaching them languages or other subjects, helping them with homeworks or simply just being there for them and enjoy time together by playing or going to the park… Of course you can do both, half of the day at the office and half of the day in a Ghar. You will discuss and decide your specific tasks with your supervisor once arrived, as the situation is constantly evolving and different needs may arise therefore no pre defined job description can be shared. Both you have to get accustomed to the new situation and the staff needs to know you before matching your interests and capabilities to the needs of the kids and Organisation. Keep in mind the differences between India and your home country. All of the international volunteer/interns feel disoriented and often incur into difficulties at the beginning but you will find in Udayan Care all of the support you need. Cultural activities, daily life advices, a lovely staff, the full availability of your supervisor, all of the other volunteers will help you cope with the cultural shock and in a couple of days you will enjoy your experience at best. There are always many interns and volunteers working with us, coming from all over the Globe to share the same experience: France, Japan, Ghana, Italy, Germany, USA, Egypt... The cultural variety will further enhance your staying and you will have many occasions to hang out together. Other opportunities will be about sharing your passions by giving workshops, receiving help for organizing your travels through India, having traditions, Hindi and cooking lessons, international days, receiving support to find the best accommodation according to your requirements… Your volunteering experience will be complete by offering you a chance both to give back and grow in individual capacity. By the end of it, you will probably have friends from all parts of the worlds and know itsy bitsy of all the languages.

Target demographics: young children and women

Direct beneficiaries per year: With a Vision "To Regenerate the Rhythm of Life of the Disadvantaged", presently there are 188 children across 13 Udayan Ghars, 608 new Shalinis were inducted in the Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme who will live their dream of higher education and 896 women, children and youth were provided with vocational training through our Udayan Care IT&VT Centers.Udayan Care is a Public Charitable Trust, working for the last 19 years, for the quality care of disadvantaged children and women.Appalled by the stark reality of 31 million orphans in India and shocked by the condition of institutions housing them, a few like- minded individuals got together to take serious action. This obsession was the seed which sprouted as Udayan Ghars in 1996 - long term residential homes for orphaned and abandoned children.While our first initiative was the Udayan Ghar programme for orphaned and abandoned children, we gradually worked towards ensuring higher education for girls through the Udayan Shalini Fellowship. In 2004. Udayan Care also initiated an Outreach programme for children affected by HIV, as well the Udayan Information and Technology Centres to improve employability of underserved communities.

Geographic areas served: Delhi, U.P, Haryana, Pujnab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Telangana

Programs: Our various innovative Programmes are: 1. Udayan Ghars: long term Residential homes for orphaned or abandoned children who are are nurtured in a simulated family environment from the age of 6-18 years. Through a strategy called L.I.F.E- Living In Family Environment - this ‘Group Foster Care’ model ensures children are loved and cared for by a group of Mentor Parents-socially committed individuals (volunteers) who groom the children with a team of social workers, care givers and supervisors. 2. Udayan Shalini Fellowship Programme - USF Through monetary and mentoring, this programme supports girls from weaker sections of society to continue higher education. Today, we are proud that our girls, whom we call Shalinis, are pursuing fields like Engineering, Medical, CA, Computer Sc, among others. To make them socially aware as well as socially responsible, they have to fulfill 50 hours of mandatory social work. This Programme is currently on in Delhi, Kurukshetra, Aurangabad, Dehradun, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Haridwar and Phagwara. 3. Udayan Care Information Technology and Vocational Training Centres Udayan Care IT&VT Centres enable underserved youth and adults to develop IT and vocational skills to improve employability and livelihood opportunities. At present, we run seven Computer and Vocational Training Centres where we focus on bridging the digital divide and impart business skills to increase the employability of the beneficiaries we work with. 4. Udayan Outreach Programme Through Outreach, we support the educational and nutritional needs of children of HIV+ parents, who are in financial difficulties because of the debilitating illness. Our interventions are at the family and community level. Our counselors counsel children and parents to understand and cope with the illness. Outreach forges hope and inclusion by reducing stigma and adding resources and belief in a successful future. Since inception, we have worked with 80 children and 67 families. We are currently working with each of our Udayan Outreach families to prepare the necessary documentation for them to get their entitlements under the available government schemes and become independent and self reliant. 5. Advocacy Udayan Care also engages in research on the care of disadvantaged children. Through organizing conferences, participating in NGO networks, developing policy recommendations, we ensure the protection of child rights. We played a leadership role in setting up "Justice for Children: A Policy-Thought Network" an association of NGOs and government members for protection and advocacy of child rights. 6. Volunteer & Internship Programme By encouraging and motivating civil society to participate voluntarily in our Programmes, we enable them to actively advocate for child rights and serve society in a sustained manner. Udayan Care’s Internship Programme provides a great opportunity for students to learn and gain on-the-job exposure to the not for profit sector. The objective of the Programme is to provide students with intense, practical opportunities to learn and experience the constituents of the non-profit sector, as well as contribute in their areas of interest. 7. Big Friend Little Friend Programme The Big Friend Little Friend Programme focuses on the emotional needs of adolescents between the ages of 12-17 years in the urban context. It is a unique initiative born out of our belief that adolescents in the age group of 12-17 years from underprivileged communities need emotional support and companionship. It is a medium which connects volunteers (Big Friends) with children from underprivileged backgrounds (Little Friends).” Since inception, in a short span, we have seen 39 pairs of Big Friends with Little Friends being formed and are looking for many more such pairings this year.

Community Stories

301 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Anshupa S.


Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience working at UDayan Care.
I got to know about the kind of work Udayan Care does for children with needs. They are improving every now and then and always up for suggestions that they take positively.
During my stay at UDayan. I have never experienced any kind of issues at all . The supervisors are always there to help and clear all the doubts.

Daksha B.


Rating: 4

Working at Udayan Care was a very wonderful experience. We got to know about lot of things . Experiences was great and have learned a lot of things.


Rating: 4

At udayan care we celebrated daan utsav - joy of giving
and had a wonderful experience it was a knowledgeable journey .
environment here is vey healthy and loving


Rating: 4

I had a wonderful experience with Udayan Care as it made me experience some different aspects of life which i would not have experienced else.
We celebrated Daan Utsav where we drafted proposals to the CSR's for fund raising and the had an employee engagement activity too.

Shubha U.


Rating: 4

I interned at Udayan Care for a period of a month and I have never had such an enriching experience as I have at UDayan. They are really trying hard to make a difference people's life who are underprivileged by whatever means they can. I grew a lot as a person with this organisation.


Rating: 4

My experience with Udayan Care has been a truly wonderful one. Here people are nice and i really admire Udayan Care for its supporting and caring for us.


Rating: 5

The experience that I have had at Udayan Care ghar as a volunteer was simply exquisite and impeccable!The facilities provided to the kids are equal or even more to that provided to a normal kid being raised up by their parents.The whole atmostphere over there was very friendly and thus teaching the kids and making them do yoga was more of a fun activity than a task.I made a lot of memories there and shared a bond of friendship with the kids which I will cherish forever!I would recommend everyone to be a part of it once a since it will leave a very positive impact on you.


Rating: 3

Final Reporting Format for the month of __august_________2016_

Name Kamira Mikhaela Sassoli College/ University Lycee Emile Zola, France
Address Viale Liegi, 44 – 00198 Rome Italy Course
Contact Number +393358792124 Year 2016
Email kamiramiksas@gmail.com Placement Period
Start Date
Finish Date 28/07-30/08/2016
Placement Location Noida, sector72 E-118 Number of days per week
Time (Start and Finish) 5
Placement Supervisor Rashmi Contact details of supervisor

1. Goals:

• What were your goals when you started working with Udayan Care?
My goals were to spend time with the girls of the home, help them for anything and be there for them if they need to speak with someone.

• Did your goals change over the course of your stay? If so, why? How did you handle it?
My goals didn’t changed over the course of my stay.

• Did you achieve your goals? If not what prevented this?
Yes, I think I achieve my goals.
2. Work:

• What were your main responsibilities?
I use to take out the girls when they needed to buy something, to go to the park, to control that they do the home works, that Nanu go to sleep.

• How many children did you work with?
8girls from 8years old to 17 years old.

• In what way did your input make an impact?
I think that the girls will remember that it’s bad to throw the trash out of the window, that going to school and study it’s important for their future and that they are all wonderful girls.

3. Working environment

• Did you find your own place/position at the workplace?
Yes, I was more like a member of the house, a big sister.

• How did you feel about working with the people at the home and/or office (workers and children)?
All the staff (Anju and Tara), the coordinator (Rashmi) and Mamta and also at the office, Prachi and Ashrada have been always lovely with me.

• Were the supervision and support systems adequate?
Yes, the supervision and support systems were adequate.

• What kind of problems did you have during your stay (if any) and what do you think could be done to avoid these problems in the future?
I had some problems with a girl of the house…My advice it’s to keep safe your belongings and to speak freely with the coordinator.

4. How would you describe your overall experience?

An amazing, constructive, strong expirence.

5. What were the most positive aspects of your placement with us?

I lived with 8 girls, and they were all little sister for me. They teached me so much and I could see and understand more about India but also about myself. I wasn’t a tourist this time, I was a citizen.

6. What were the most negative aspects

Noida sector 72 E-118, it’s not a good place for the volunteers and for the girls, it’s not safe for them. And I have been really disappointed of the fact that a girl stole me money two days before I leave.

7. What if any changes would you recommend in managing your placement?

I know that the house in sector 52 was safer but was just a rented house so you decided to moved them to sector 72 but they don’t feel in security and neither do I.


Rating: 5

I was an intern at Udayan Care in the foster care department. The best thing about the Udayan family is it's work ethics, the sincerity and the dedication shown by the team for the well being of the destitute children was admirable. This motivated me everyday i came to work and helped me in resisting any kind of complacency towards my work.


Rating: 4

The experience of working with Udayan Care has been great. Both at home and the office staff treated us very well and were always there if you needed anything. Children are very friendly and spend time with them has been very rewarding! It was an amazing journey and we would repeat it again! Of course, we recommend it also! They do a great job.